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The power of music is so strong for some it takes on religious proportions. That's the case for violinist Joshua Bell. Music IS his religion, whe...

Bought by WITF and WFCR


  • Added: Nov 30, 2006
  • Length: :23
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Kristjan Järvi, Credit: Peter Rigaud
The music by the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt* resonates with many people well beyond Estonia. Conductor Kristjan Järvi says the secret to his succ...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2010
  • Length: :27
Caption: Yuja Wang
After a performer learns the notes and digs deep to find out what’s at the heart of the music, he or she is ready to go on stage. But there’s one ...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2010
  • Length: :23
Caption: Till Fellner
It's not unusual for performers to devote themselves to a short list of composers. Some have even taken a year off to only study and play one comp...

  • Added: Feb 26, 2010
  • Length: :23
Caption: Robert Spano
Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings has become the American anthem for peace and comfort during times of national sadness and loss. Barber also wro...

Bought by WETS


  • Added: Dec 31, 2009
  • Length: :20
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Robert Spano
Composer Jennifer Higdon had a secret. When journalists kept writing about the imaginative way she captured the color blue in her composition, “Bl...

  • Added: Dec 31, 2009
  • Length: :24
Caption: Vadim Repin
Tchaikovsky wrote his piano trio as a memorial tribute to a colleague, friend and mentor – Nicolay Rubinstein. In this musical memorial, violinist...

Bought by KBYU/BYU Radio


  • Added: Nov 30, 2009
  • Length: :30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Joshua Bell
Violinist Joshua Bell has a CD – "At Home with Friends" – where he recaptures the musical get-togethers he hosts in his Manhattan home with friends...

  • Added: Oct 30, 2009
  • Length: :22
Caption: Lorin Maazel
Since leaving the New York Philharmonic in 2009, conductor Lorin Maazel has been as busy as ever, but never too busy to look back at his seven year...

Bought by KBYU/BYU Radio


  • Added: Oct 29, 2009
  • Length: :27
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Anne Akiko Meyers
The name of the piece is "Mirror in Mirror." It's a seven minute work by Estonian composer Arvo Pärt. Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers describes it as...

  • Added: May 29, 2009
  • Length: :26
Caption: Richard Stoltzman
"Who were your influences?" That's one of the questions artists and performers from all fields hate to be asked. It may have to do with how many ...

  • Added: Dec 30, 2008
  • Length: :26
Caption: Vadim Repin
Some concertos contain multiple technical and virtuosic challenges. Playing through them all can be an exhausting physical experience, similar to ...

  • Added: Dec 31, 2008
  • Length: :26
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To get an orchestra of 60 or 100 players to play like one is the eternal challenge for a conductor. Every orchestra is different but conductor JoA...

  • Added: Nov 01, 2008
  • Length: :29
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The soloist faces a number of temptations in the Sibelius Violin Concerto, especially the magical moments at the beginning. For Hilary Hahn, the t...

  • Added: May 31, 2008
  • Length: :27
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Arnold Schoenberg pioneered a composition method and style known as "12-tone music". Melodies and harmonies were created from a predetermined sequ...

  • Added: May 31, 2008
  • Length: :23
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From a bone chilling graveyard scene, to the sound of a heart beat that slows down and finally stops beating, Prokofiev's First Violin Sonata has j...

  • Added: May 31, 2008
  • Length: :23
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All performers face numerous pressures, from career choices to wardrobe selection. Young musicians and teenage actors are often pressed to grow up...

  • Added: Dec 31, 2007
  • Length: :22
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Violinist Julia Fischer often finds that she has to defend her age and her generation. The up and coming 24* year old admits she bristles a bit wh...

  • Added: Dec 31, 2007
  • Length: :29
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Traditionally, composers have gone beyond their own national boundaries for their creative inspiration. One composer who frequently thought and co...

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  • Added: Jun 26, 2007
  • Length: :29
  • Purchases: 1
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The ideal job is one that's also your favorite hobby. Conductor Andrew Litton says making music is both his job and his passion - and both come wi...

Bought by WITF, WFCR, and WBST


  • Added: Sep 28, 2006
  • Length: :27
  • Purchases: 3
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Evelyn Glennie may be one of the only full-time percussion soloists, but she reminds us we all have some kind of drum in our past. Use this 21 sec...

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  • Added: Sep 02, 2006
  • Length: :21
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Julia Fischer
Violinist Julia Fischer's relationship with Bach goes well beyond playing his music in concerts and on recordings. Use this 21 second clip to intr...

  • Added: Mar 02, 2009
  • Length: :21
Caption: J.S. Bach
Three Bach playing pianists talk about a possible spiritual presence in music by Bach. Use this 59 second "Mix" for Bach's Birthday (March 21) or ...

  • Added: Mar 02, 2009
  • Length: :44